Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Track Of The Day: Ash - 'Cocoon'

After the 'A-Z Series' from a few years ago turned out to be a disappointment, I wasn't expecting much from the new single from Northern Irish indie rock heroes Ash. But it's turned out to be an impressive thing that suggests something of a return to form from the trio. Their last proper album was 2007's 'Twilight Of The Innocents', making it 8 years since their previous full-length. 'Kablammo!' will be the band's sixth album, and is released at some point over the next few months. Drummer Rick McMurray has described 'Cocoon' as "Ash at their frenetic best: a wall of guitars and a shot of adrenaline with a sweet melodic chaser... Having this much fun crammed into two and a half minutes is probably illegal." Rick also spoke about the album: "After a wait of eight years, and a long string of singles, we've gone on to do what we said we would never do again: we've only gone and recorded a brand new album! We set out to capture the live essence of Ash, the closest sonic predecessor would be 2004's 'Meltdown', with the songwriting of the Free All Angels singles."

"We've stripped away the electronic overtones of the A-Z Series and made a streamlined blazing guitar record. On every song you can hear what makes this band tick, our beating (atomic) heart. It's a visceral expression of what has driven us since 1992. Passion, melody and Ash."



1 comment:

  1. A - Z was a disappointment? What the hell are you talking about? It was incredible, every 2 weeks for a year I had a great new song emailed to me. Now if you're saying it was a disappointment because it didn't sell much, well that's a different story.

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